The WFP Innovation Accelerator’s portfolio is composed of high-potential solutions that tackle some of the biggest challenges in both humanitarian and development aid. In just twelve months, from January to December 2016, the number of supported projects went from 5 to 25. From high-tech, futuristic technologies that are transforming the global economy like Blockchain, to revolutionising age-old solutions like hydroponics, the Accelerator is quickly testing the best new ideas for high-impact, sustainable food assistance.
Through the Accelerator’s Sprint Programme, teams receive 50,000 to 100,000 US dollars in investment, technological and design support, and space to reach proof of concept and develop prototypes ready for implementation. Over the course of an intensive three- to six- month sprint, innovators receive unparalleled access to WFP’s global network of partners, resources and a best-in-class support structure.
You can see the full list of Accelerator-supported projects by visiting our website.